It can be hard to fully wrap your head around the seemingly endless perks and benefits that come with being a Hollywood A-lister, from the dream homes and vacations to world-class food and drink to drool-worthy stables of elite vehicles. And for Iron Man star, Robert Downey Jr., it’s this latter area that’s recently been occupying the actor’s time. Within the last few years, RDJ has commissioned several builds from Wisconsin’s Speedkore Performance Group, though we’d argue his latest purchase from the Grafton outfit is the most interesting to date.
The project began life as a 1974 BMW 3.0 CS, though has been heavily modified inside and out. The interiors received the full bespoke treatment with custom leather and woven seats, dash, and door panels. Under the hood is the 311hp 3.6L straight-six engine from the E34-gen BMW M5, which (for whatever reason) is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Other upgrades come from Bilstein shocks, HRE forged wheels, and six-pot Brembo front calipers, and four-piston items in the rear. Unlike most of Speedkore’s builds, the CS wears all-steel bodywork, though there are a few carbon fiber pieces scattered throughout such as the rear bumper, rocker moldings, and front air ram.
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